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Korean Culture 15 Day Schedule
Transcript of Korean Culture 15 Day Schedule
Trip to Seoul, South Korea
15 Day Schedule
This video is meant to target girls ages 20-25 wanting to make a trip to Seoul!
The schedule we planned is based in October because of the cooler weather. Also there is less rain in this month!
Amie Kim Hoang
However, if you're a guy who likes shopping, KPop, festivals, museums, and amusement parks, this schedule could be for you too!
We decided to pick an apartment one minute from Seoul station that we would stay at, and would also serve as our departure point each morning. Here is our cute apartment! $70 a night, and cheaper if you bring friends!
Samcheong-dong is home to distinctive cafés, shops, and galleries. For those interested in shopping, the area delivers an array of colorful accessory shops along both Main Street in Samcheong-dong and Hwagae-gil Street.
9 a.m.- From Seoul Station, head to Samcheong-dong
9:30 a.m.- Arrive at Samcheong-dong
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.- Shop around Samcheong-dong area
3:00 p.m.- Lunch break
4:00 p.m.- Spend time at Hanok Village and coffee shops
5:00 p.m.- Visit Insadong and shop
7:00 p.m.- Wrap up shopping and dinner time
10:00 p.m. Head back to apartment
Spend the day at the
Seoul Museum of History
. The Seoul Museum of History captures the traditional culture of Seoul. Vestiges from the prehistoric era to modern Seoul are on display. The Special Exhibition Hall, the Exhibition Hall for Donated Relics, and Museum Shop where cultural products are produced and sold, are also on the 1st floor.
9:00 a.m. Wake up
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m - Get ready and eat a late breakfast
10:00 a.m.- Take bus to Seoul Museum of History
10:30 a.m.- Start the tour in the Permanent Exhibition:
2:00 p.m.- Break for Lunch
3:00 p.m.- Resume the tour in the Exhibition halls
5:30 p.m.- Complete the tour at the Outdoor Exhibit Area
7:00 p.m.- Dinner
8:20 p.m.- Go back to apartment
Today we are going to meet a Kpop Idol! Many artists do meet and greets around Seoul, and what an awesome story to tell your friends back at home!
8:00 a.m.- Wake up
9:00 a.m.- Have breakfast at nearby restaurant, check http://mwave.interest.me/meetgreet/list for information about today's signing
10:00 a.m.- take subway to the place the idol is signing using T-Money card
10:20 a.m. Arrive at Kyobo Bookstore in Myeong-dong, buy a drink at Holly Coffee Shop and buy Idol's album for them to sign
11:00 a.m.- Wait in line for Idol to sign album
2:00 p.m. Get album signed by Idol, eat at restaurant underneath book store
Head back to Holly Coffee Shop to wait for another showcase in front of Myeong-dong Theater at 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.- Move to showcase in front of theater, show lasts for 3 hours
8:00 p.m.- Arrive back at apartment, order beer and chicken to share with friends
Let's go to
! Nami Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam. It is composed of education and training facilities, camping sites, swimming pools and water-sports facilities for motorboats and water skiing. There is also a theme park with merry-go-rounds, a shooting range, roller skating rink, and there are lodging facilities such as resort villas and bungalows!
10:00 a.m.- Leave Seoul Station
11:00 a.m.- Arrive at Gapyeong Station
11:30 a.m.- Arrive at Nami Island
11:30-12:40 p.m.- Eat lunch (Dak galbi) at Sanchon sikdang
Today we are taking a trip to
! The park is home to over 40 heart-pounding rides and attractions. Everland is also known for its gorgeous flower arrangements and beautiful gardens, which have been year-round fixtures. Full of exciting attractions and entertainment, Everland is one of the most popular places in Korea for families, friends, and couples.
8:00 a.m.- Wake up, get dressed, pack a light bag with one change of clothes and a bathing suit
8:45 a.m.- Head towards bus stop west of Seoul Station and take bus M5107
9:45 a.m.- Exit bus and walk 3 minutes to next bus stop and take bus 66
10:40 a.m.- Exit bus at Jeondae-ri, begin walking towards Everland
11:10 a.m.- Arrive at Everland, purchase ticket (46,000 Won)
11:40 a.m.- Scope out Global Fair for souvenirs to buy later
12:00 p.m.- Eat at Venezia Restaurant in Global Fair
12:40 p.m.- Get in line for first ride (on a week day, line waiting times plus ride can equal 40 minutes)
Ride: T Express, Rolling X Train, Hurricane, Double Rock Spin, Racing Coaster, Global Village)
6:10 p.m.- Eat at Good Friends Cabin in Magic Land
6:50 p.m.- Head to Aesop Village Plant Story and tour it plus the Butterfly Garden
7:50 p.m.- Buy souvenirs at Global Fair
8:20 p.m.- Leave Everland and head towards Jeondae-ri, check into the Q Hotel on the corner
9:00 p.m. Call it a night
is next! It is located right next to Everland, so we suggest you stay in a hotel nearby so as to cut down on traveling time! Here, not only can you enjoy swimming and water amusement rides, but you can also relax in hot spring waters all year round. The water park has various facilities, such as the indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a sauna, a wave pool, and slides like the Water Bobsleigh.
9:30 a.m.- Wake up, put on bathing suit, take belongings with you and check out of hotel
9:50 a.m.- Take Everland Shuttle from hotel to Caribbean Bay
10:00 a.m.- Exit shuttle, walk to entrance, purchase ticket (35,000 Won)
10:15 a.m.- Place bag in locker
10:20 a.m.- Eat at La Costa Restaurant at Sea Wave portion of park
10:45 a.m.- Relax in the park
Swim in the Wave Pool, diving pool, The Fortress, Wild River, Aqualoop, Bade Pool, Sauna, and the Relax Room
5:30 p.m.- Eat at Madrid Restaurant
6:10 p.m.- Head to locker room, shower, change and collect belongings
6:40 p.m.- Exit park and take shuttle back to Q Hotel
6:50 p.m.- From Q Hotel walk north towards Jeondae-ri and take blue bus 66
7:40 p.m.- Exit around Jungbu-daero and take bus M5107
8:30 p.m.- Arrive at Seoul Station, walk to apartment, get ready for sleep
9:00 p.m.- Turn in for the night
National Museum of Korea
is the next stop on our list. It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era.
9:00 a.m.- Wake up
9:00-10:00 a.m.- Eat late breakfast
10:00 a.m.- Take Blue bus 50w to National Museum of Korea
11:00 a.m.- Start the tour at Exhibition Space
2:00 p.m.- Break for lunch
3:00 p.m.- Continue tour at Outdoor Space
7:00 p.m.- Dinner
8:30 p.m.- Go back to apartment using Blue bus route 4
It's another shopping day, and today we are going to
! Myeong-dong is a stunning shopping district with countless shops and restaurants. Thousands of brands are sold in Myeong-dong, including major department store brands all the way down to street stalls.
9:00 a.m.- Go to Seoul Station, head towards Myeong-dong
9:15 a.m.- Arrive at Myeong-dong, begin shopping!
Stores to visit:
Artbox for stationary supplies
3:00 p.m.- Lunch break
4:00 p.m.- Leave Myeong-dong, head toward Hongdae
4:30-9:00 p.m.- Shopping in Hongdae!
To buy list:
Engraved ring at Initial D
Stuffed key chains
Morning Glory Stationary shops
Today we are going to enjoy
Haneul Park and Yeoui do Park
! At Haneul Park, visitors are met with scenic views of Seoul in every direction with Bukhansan Mountain to the north, Namsan Mountain and the 63 Building to the east, Han River to the south and Haengjusanseon Fortress to the west. Yeoui do Park is divided into theme-based sections: the Traditional Korean Forest, Grass Square, Culture Square, and Nature’s Ecosystem Forest.
9:00 a.m.- Leave Seoul Station, take subway to Haneul Park
10:00 a.m.- Arrive at Haneul park
10:00-12:30 p.m.- Spend time at Haneul Park (Taking the tram)
1:00-2:00 p.m.- Eat lunch (Chinese food at Seo ryong)
2:00-3:00 p.m.- Leave Haneul and arrive at Yeuido Park
3:00-5:30 p.m.- Spend time at Yeudio Park
5:30-6:30 p.m.- KBS Tour (Korea's Broadcasting Station)
6:45-7:45 p.m.- Eat dinner (Galbi mandoo and tteokbokki at Mapo Mandu)
8:10-9:30 p.m.- Watch the night view of the Han River
9:30 p.m.- Return home
We are going to a
today! There are Kpop concerts held at the KBS building (the building we toured the day before), and it's a great opportunity to experience Kpop like never before!
10:00 a.m.- Wake up
11:00 a.m.- Apply for ticket at the KBS Music Bank online (win one ticket) Print reservation number and bring your passport
12:00 p.m.- Take subway and arrive at KBS Music Bank at Seoul, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Yeouido-dong 18
1:00 p.m.- Eat at restaurant Walking on the Cloud at 60 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
2:00 p.m.- Wait at coffee shop
4:00 p.m.- Move to KBS Building
4:30 p.m. Get in to KBS Building, watch concert
9:00 p.m.- Finish concert
10:00 p.m.- Eat at restaurant on same street
11:00 p.m.- Leave for apartment
Today is our last shopping trip! We will be
shopping at COEX Mall and Namdaemun
! COEX Mall is the largest underground shopping center in Asia. The colossal shopping center stretches from Samseong station all the way to Bongeunsa temple in the north, and is considered to be the best shopping and entertainment complex in the area. Namdaemun Market, located in the very center of Seoul, is the biggest traditional market in Korea selling children's clothing, men & women's clothing, daily miscellaneous goods, kitchenware and local and imported products.
9:00 a.m.- Leave Seoul Station heading to COEX Mall
9:30-2:00 p.m.- Shopping at COEX Mall
Things to buy:
K-Indie CD's at Evan Records, Books at Bandi & Luni's, Stationary at Stationary Warehouse
2:00 p.m.- Lunch Break
3:00 p.m.- Head to Namdaemun
3:30-7:00 p.m. shopping in Namdaemun
Toys and stationary at Alpha, Jewelry at Samho, Camera Accessories, Socks, Korean silk mattresses
After 9:00 p.m. spend time enjoying Namdaemun night life
Today is our last amusement park day, and we are spending it at
! Located in the heart of the city, Lotte World is the perfect spot for entertainment and sightseeing. We will mainly spend our time in Magic Land riding rides!
9:00 a.m.- Wake up and get ready
9:45 a.m.- Depart from Seoul Station (take bus 421 until you reach Sindang Station, exit and walk 100 feet to the east towards the subway, take the green line and exit at Jamsil station, walk one mile south west)
11:00 a.m.- Eat at Lotteria
11:45 a.m.- Continue towards Lotte World, buy ticket (42,000 Won)
12:20 p.m.- Head to Magic Island
12:20 p.m.- 3:40 p.m.- Ride rides, specifically Gyro Spin, French Revolution, Giant Loop, Gyro Drop, Gyro Swing
3:40 p.m.- Food break! Eat at Lake Cafe
4:20 p.m.- More rides, ride Comet Express, Bungee, and Atlantis
6:20 p.m.- Head towards entrance to make your way home
6:40 p.m. Take subway line 2 to Sindang Station and then bus 421 back to apartment
7:40 p.m.- Walk to Pizza Hut near apartment and get pizza for dinner
8:10 p.m.- Get pizza and walk back to apartment, spend the rest of the night in.
Bu-ak Mountain and Insa-dong
are the next places on our schedule! Bu-ak Mountain is the perfect place for hiking. Insa-dong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea.
8:00 a.m.- Leave apartment
8:45 a.m. Arrive at Malbawi information center
9:00 a.m.- Start hiking
1)Malbawi information center, 2) Suk jeong mun, 3) Chot dae ba wi, 4) Gok jang, 5) Cheong un dae, 6) Baek ak ma ru, 7) Chang eu mun information center
Today is the last day we will look for
around Seoul and shop at Dongdaemun!
8:00 a.m.- Wake up, check Facebook fan page, find out group will show up at Dongdaemun shopping market at 10:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.- buy some milk and bread at convenient store for breakfast, Take subway to Dongdaemun Shopping Market
9:40 a.m.- Go inside market, wait for group to come
10:00 a.m.- They come and record a show, Get photo signed
12:00 p.m.- Eat at Tosokchon Samgaetang at Dongdaemun
1:00 p.m.- Shop at Dongdaemun
2:00 p.m.- Take bus to watch Umyeon-dang at National Gugak Center
3:00 p.m.- Show begins
5:00 p.m.- Show finishes
5:30 p.m.- Walk out of building and eat at restaurant
6:30 p.m.- Back to building to watch another show (B-Boy Kung Festival)
7:30 p.m.- Show starts
9:30 p.m.- Show finishes
10:00 p.m.- Arrive back at apartment and sleep
It's our final day in Seoul and we are going to spend it at the
Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival and Seoul Fireworks Festival
! The Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival is held at Peace Square of Olympic Park in Seoul. The festival is a leading traditional cultural festival of Seoul, highlighting the 493 years of history and culture of Hanseong Baekje.
9:00 a.m. Wake up
9:00-10:00 a.m. Have late breakfast and get ready
10:02a.m.- Take green bus route 2 and the blue bus 16 to Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival
11:00-6:00 p.m.- Enjoy the festival!
6:10 p.m. Take the brown bus route 9 and then green bus 4318 to Seoul International Fireworks Festival
7:30-9:00 p.m.-Enjoy the show from beginning to end!
9:30 p.m.- Late dinner
10:00 p.m.- Go back to apartment taking blue bus route 1
The information taken and placed in this Prezi to describe locations were taken from english.visitkorea.or.kr. Almost all of these places and events can be found on their website
Thank you so much for watching!
1:00-4:15 p.m.- Travel Nami Island
5:00 p.m.- Leave Gapyeong Station
6:00 p.m.- Arrive at Seoul Station
6:30-8:30 p.m.- Eat dinner (Korean food buffet) at Gye jeol bap sang
8:30 p.m.- Go home
4:00 p.m.- Finish hiking, leave for Insa-dong
4:30 p.m.- Arrive at Insa-dong
4:30-8:00 p.m.- Eat dinner (Dosirak & Bingsu) and spend time in Insa-dong
G-Dragon Meet and Greet
National Museum of Korea Preview
Han River at Night
Gyro Drop, Lotte World